According to Forbes, the most paid athlete in 2018 is Floyd Mayweather ranking at number one while the athlete with the tenth ranking is Matthew Strafford. Floyd Mayweather is a retired professional boxer but currently is in the talks into stepping out of retirement soon.
Soccer player Lionel Messi star of F.C. Barcelona currently holds the number two ranking. He recently injured his arm but will be soon on the pitch.
Juventus and Ex-Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo currently hold the number three rank and is slowly but surely performing well as he scored during his last game.
UFC’s star, Connor McGregor, though may have lost against Khabib, is still ranked at number four. Will his lost affect his income next year?
Neymar Jr. once Lionel Messi’s teammate is currently ranked at number five. He is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.
LeBron James is currently the highest paid player in the NBA, ranking sixth. He is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
Rodger Federer holds the seventh rank in most paid and is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
The ranking of the 10 most top paid players in the world via Forbes and it is based on their winnings/salaries and endorsement deals in 2018.
The stacked chart shows each athlete’s pay and compared to each other.